Translucent Tiny Feathers 28mm Carved Mother of Pearl Shell Earring Pair

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
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These translucent tiny feathers in carved mother of pearl shell have been crafted in fine detail by a Balinese artisan so they look like little jewels.

At 28mm or about an inch in length, these are the smallest of my feather offerings and were carved as an ethereal earring pair.

They're intended to hang from the shaft or quill, where there's a 1mm hole drilled left to right through the middle that can be best seen in my fourth photo. Hover the cursor over the photo and use the right arrow key to reach it.

The pair that you are purchasing may not be the pair in my stock photos but will be very similar.

Size: Approx 28mm (L) x 7mm (W) – 1.1n (L) x 0.27in (W). Please see my final photo to get a better idea about the size.
Thickness: Approx 2mm
Weight: Featherweight!
Pieces per pack: 2 - an earring pair
Colour: White in a translucent sort of way
Material: Mother of pearl shell, also known as nacre, drilled with a 1mm hole that runs sideways through the shaft or quill, as shown in my photos. Please note that this shell is "budidaya" - the Indonesian word for "cultivated", not wild harvested. In other words, the shell is farmed in aquaculture projects that bring new income to small coastal communities in this developing nation. My hope is that it also helps to prevent over-fishing in Indonesian waters.
Shipping: These items will ship from Bali via Pos Indonesia International registered mail with tracking, and you'll almost certainly have to sign on delivery. The little feathers will be very carefully packaged to protect them in transit.

If you love our feathered friends then you might like to visit or even volunteer on Nusa Penida, a small island just off Bali that's been transformed into a bird sanctuary that is pivotal in saving the critically endangered Bali Starling.

The sanctuary is run by the Balinese non-profit Friends of National Parks Foundation which also runs the Bali Wildlife Rescue Center in Tabanan, and works to preserve wildlife habitat in Kalimantan, Borneo.

You might also like to visit the Bali Bird Park, home to one of the world's finest collections of Indonesian birds.

The park is set in two hectares of landscaped botanical gardens, including more than 2000 tropical plants.

The Park plays a key role in protecting and conserving Indonesia’s endangered birdlife, including the Bali starling.

The word for bird in Bahasa Indonesia, the language of Indonesia, is 'burung'.

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

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Average review
Love Love Love Love !!!
Feb 18, 2018 by J T
Feb 17, 2018 by Nufieee
These little feathers are meticulously and intricately carved. They're very beautiful and I'm quite happy with them. They came quite securely packaged all the way from Bali, very rapidly. I highly recommend this vendor and her items.
Jan 22, 2018 by Theresa
Love these! Thank you.
Jan 3, 2018 by Catherine Owen
These are just exquisite and worth the wait. Very carefully packed, too. Thank you!
Nov 1, 2017 by Claudia Horner

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